Sirit's INfinity 510 is First EPC Certified Reader to Support NXP's Gen 2 Enhancements



    New custom commands extend Gen 2 functionality

    TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - Sirit Inc. ("Sirit") (TSX: SI), a leading
provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology, and NXP
Semiconductors ("NXP"), the independent semiconductor company founded by
Philips and a leading supplier of RFID chips today announced interoperability
support for all of the custom commands in NXP's newest UCODE G2X chips. The
latest firmware version of Sirit's best-in-class INfinity 510 reader ("IN510")
will take advantage of the extended functionality built into NXP's UCODE G2XM
and G2XL chips. These functions have been implemented in NXP's silicon and
Sirit's IN510 to support the demands of sophisticated customers who are
implementing RFID solutions that go far beyond simple compliance tagging.
    The NXP UCODE G2XL and G2XM are the only UHF integrated circuits (ICs) in
the market today providing sophisticated custom commands such as Electronic
Article Surveillance for increased theft protection; Read Protect, which
prevents unauthorized reading of a tag and provides enhanced privacy; and
Calibrate, which makes it easier for readers to accurately evaluate tags.
NXP's G2XM and G2XL IC's are currently available for tag manufacturing.
    "We are pleased to be the first EPCglobal Gen 2 Certified reader
manufacturer to support these extended features. The EPC Gen 2 standard has
been readily accepted by the market, but many end-users have sought additional
capabilities beyond what the standard provides," stated Tony Sabetti, vice
president, RF Solutions for Sirit Inc. "The custom commands that NXP's UCODE
G2X chips incorporate provide enhanced features sought by many market sectors
including retail, pharmaceuticals, recorded media, apparel and entertainment.
In combination with the best performance from any Gen 2 tag chip, this latest
set of feature enhancements is a major step forward for the industry."
    "With reliable operation on different materials, across very long read
ranges and in dense reader environments, the UCODE G2X also offers
breakthrough UHF performance, as well as 512 bits of user memory which is the
largest available on the market today," said Jan-Willem Reynaerts, general
manager, RFID market sector, NXP Semiconductors. "We are pleased that leading
makers of RFID readers, such as Sirit, are leveraging the full functionality
of the UCODE G2X, which offer many enhanced features in addition to supporting
the EPC Gen 2 standard."
    "In a number of customer field tests, along with the ODIN technologies'
European RFID Reader Benchmark(TM) report, the IN510 has shown to provide
superior performance in reading high tag populations within challenging
application environments," continued Mr. Sabetti. "When you combine our
proprietary tag acquisition algorithms and dense reader mode performance with
NXP's increased sensitivity and signal interference management, end-users can
expect better performance than provided by competitive solutions."
    The IN510's new firmware includes a number of enhancements. In addition
to supporting the NXP UCODE G2X feature-set, this new firmware extends the
ability for IN510s to operate under regulatory approval in China, Taiwan,
South Africa and Israel. The new firmware will be available to customers in
the first quarter and can be flash uploaded to readers already deployed in the
field. A Webinar co-hosted by NXP and Sirit entitled "Capturing the Value of
EPC Gen 2 Custom Commands" will take place in mid-January.

    About Sirit Inc.

    Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) is a leading provider of Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) technology worldwide. Harnessing the power of Sirit's
enabling-RFID technology, customers are able to more rapidly bring high
quality RFID solutions to the market with reduced initial engineering costs.
Sirit's products are built on more than 14 years of RF domain expertise
addressing multiple frequencies (LF/HF/UHF), multiple protocols and are
compliant with global standards. Sirit's broad portfolio of products and
capabilities are easily customized to address new and traditional RFID market
applications including Supply Chain & Logistics, Cashless Payment (including
Electronic Tolling), Access Control, Automatic Vehicle Identification, Near
Field Communications, Inventory Control & Management, Asset Tracking and
Product Authentication. For more information, visit www.sirit.com.

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entitled "Description of the Business - Risks Factors" in Sirit's Annual
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authorities in Canada via SEDAR. Although Sirit has attempted to identify
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information, further events or otherwise.

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For further information:

For further information: Bill Allen, Sirit Inc., (972) 243-7208 x2134,
ballen@sirit.com

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